The Federal Emergency Management Administration offers free hazardous materials training courses at the Emergency Management Institute website. These courses are independent study classes that students complete online.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration website offers free hazardous materials training courses online as well. Its courses are required by law for employees whose duties involve transportation safety.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration Training Institute website offers hazardous materials classes that are sometimes free of charge. SafeResponse.com provides a free online awareness course designed for first responders, such as emergency medical, fire and law enforcement personnel who are likely to encounter hazardous materials in the course of their work.